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December 14, 2016
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November 12, 1963
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Approved For Release SE 3 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000500150034-4 25X1A tM: FOR: 15474-63 CTPY,~ ctor (Science and Technology) ATTENTI) Executive Officer, LzDFS T SUBJECT Collection Guiance Staff (Justiftc*tiou for Clearances) 25X1A 1. Since the creation in June 1963 in the ice of the DDII 25X1A *j a Collection Guidance: Staefl, a considerable number of reegueeste have been received for O clearances for officers and cleri- cal personnel assigned to that Staff. 2. In view of the responsibility of the Office of Special Acti- vities. Dt /S&'T, for concurring in the "need to know" for individuals nominated for 0, 1. C and A. the Chief, Security Staff, 05A. has had discussions with reepresontattvear of the Collection Guidance 25X1 Staff with regard to the justification for the granting of these 25X1 A clearances. Most recently. a discussion was had with 0 25X1 25X1A Alternate SCC/DDI and Special Center with regard to this matter. I urd prepared an excellent break- 25X1 A down of the structure of the Coleection Guidance Staff and peersormeel assigned thsret.e. The analysis also reflected thee clear- 25X1 A encee of the various individuals in addition to clearances which had been regueeste4 not granftd at that time. 3. Recognizing that the mission of the Collection Guidance Staff requires that certain personnel assigned to that Staff be fully cognizant of all intelligence collection capabilities and it is not desired to restrict the effective functioning of the Staff by the denial of such operational clearances. stilt the number of clearances granted already and the requests for additional operational clearances causes this office concern. 25X1A Approved For Release 20 CIA-RDP63-00313A000500JA-qua Centro' System Approviced For Release$Ell+g/ErJ13 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000500150034-4 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A ILLEGIB 4. The problem hers is not unique to A since as you will note from the attachment numerous individuals in the COS have already been granted and nu my more are also listed as Pending- Responsibility for the approval of "need to know" for 25X1 A and =for CIA people rests with the DDI tr,T. S. to order to design a uniform policy for the rD1frT and also to ensure that the problems of the Collection Guidance Staff receive due consideration, it is suggested that the Executive Officer, + I h`T, in conjunction with the Security Officer, DD/SkT, may desire to meat with appropriate officials of the Collection Guidance Staff in order to discuss this matter and arrive at an equitable solu- tion. The Chief, Security Staff. CA, will be available to participate in such it rn- eeting it you so desire. h. For your consideration, it to suggested that the following questions be posed to the Collection Guidance Staff in support of their justification for these clearances. a. Why do so many people require the "0" clearance when this Project is for from the rational status? b. Why do individuals in the Human Resources Group, C46, require C, 1. C. A. I (particularly if they already possess the product clearances which make them aware of the fact that such collection capabilities exist)? c. U individuals possess the operational clearance "C", why do they also require "A" and=(unless it is because they must be aware of future scheduling)? ILLEGIB TA ES A. CUNNINGHAM (S ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2002/09/03 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000500150034-4 EGRET w' 9 att tta,chraent, as stated Approved For Release 2002/09/03 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000500150034-4 0SA/SS! V5 November 1963) 33istribution: Copies I & 2 - Addressee , w/att 3 - SO/DD/S&T, w/o att 4 - DAD/ OSA , w/o att 5 SS/OSA, w / att 6 - RB/OSA, w/o att/ 25X1A ILLEGIB ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2jMQ,W 3 : CIA-RDP63-00313A000500150034-4